Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel and free time to recover from travel.
Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour.
Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hipodromme, Grand Bazaar
19:30-23:59 Optional Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment
O/N Istanbul (B)
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorus & Bazaars. This tour includes Bosphorus Cruise by Regular Boat, Spice Market
Transfer to Airport for your Izmir flight.
Flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Upon arrival IzmirAirport transfer to your hotel for overnight.
O/N Kusadasi (B)
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus with its well preserved colonnaded Arcadian Way, Hadrians Temple, Celsus Library, market and theatre.. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium whe-re chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary
O/N Kusadasi (B+L)
In the morning transfer to the Kusadasi port and check-in procedure for the Cruise which will depart at noon.
Two Cruise routes are on offer :
Departure on Saturday (4 days – 3 nights) :
Saturday afternoon : Patmos
Sunday morning : Heraklion, Crete
Sunday afternoon : Santorini
Monday morning : Athens - disembarkation
Departure on Tuesday (5 days – 4 nights) :
Tuesday afternoon : Patmos
Wednesday : Rhodes
Thursday morning : Heraklion, Crete
Thursday afternoon : Santorini
Friday morning : Athens – disembarkation
Upon disembarkation, transfer to your hotel.
In the morning then a group to discover Athens…
Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum :
From Tuesday to Sunday, all year round - Dep: 08:30 - Ret: 13:30
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided halfday tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens. The Athens half-day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium whe-re the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon,Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
Free afternoon to stroll the “Plaka” (old town) area.
Overnight in Athens
Day at leisureoptional tour:
Delphi : Daily service from 01 April to 31 October (except Mondays)
Dep: 08:45 - Ret: 18:45
Depart from our terminal for one day trip from Athens to Delphi to expore one of the most famous archaelogical sites of Greece. Along the way, you will see the plain of Beotia, an agricultural center and you will also pass by the city of Theva, the birthplace of King Oedipus. You will continue your Delphi day tour towards Mt. Parnassos, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia.You will drive then to DELPHI, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. Pass by cas-talia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle. The spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally creat-ed to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
Argolis : From 01 April to 31 October :
Monday to Thursday and Saturday - Dep: 08:45 - Ret: 18:45
Explore with this guided one full day trip from Athens the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and a world heritage monument. Depart from our terminal for one day tour via the coastal National highway for the Corinth canal (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece . Visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. Before lunch an optional stop in a pottery factory. After lunch through ARGOS proceed to Nauplia the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI (short stop). Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. The UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, the healer and was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The Mycenae - Epidaurus day tour returns to Athens in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Athens
Time at leisure till transfer to the Athens airport for your home flight.
If you still have a morning free, you may consider to a morning tour to the canal of Corinth.
Possibility to a 2/3 days cultural tour to the Meteora.
Istanbul Airport – Istanbul Otel one way Private Transfer
Full Day Istanbul Sightseeing SMALL Group Tour (Incl. English speaking guide, A/C transportation, entrance fee Excl. Lunch, Drinks, personal expenses)
Half Day Morning Bosphorus Cruise Group Tour (Incl. English speaking guide, pick up transfer. Excl. Drop off transfer)
Istanbul Otel – Airport one way Private Transfer
Izmir Airport – Kusadasi Otel one way Private Transfer
Full Day Ephesus SMALL Group Tour (Incl. English speaking guide, A/C transportation, entrance fee, lunch Excl. Drinks, personal expenses)
Athens Pier - Hotel transfer
Athens H/D SIC Group Tour (Incl. English speaking guide, A/C transportation Excl. Drinks, personal expenses)
Athens Hotel - Athens Airport One way private transfer
3* & 4* or Boutique Hotel Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast Basis)
2 Nights Istanbul
2 Nights Kusadasi
2 Nights Athens
International/Domestic flights in both countries
Greek Isle Cruise
Transfers and/or Excursions on the Greek islands during cruise
Meals unless otherwise mentioned under "included"
Drinks and other personal expenses
Visa fees if / when needed for both countries
Any other service not mentioned as "included" above
Optional Dinner Cruise per person starts from 80 Euro
1. The price quoted is based on a party of four adults (in 2 double rooms)
2. Depending the seasonality or some international events (congress, fairs...) prices of the proposed hotels may vary.
3. Due to closure days of some sites and museums, tours may be swapped to ensure the best running of your program. We have endeavored to show these in the program.
Possible program alternatives :
1. Private excursions at any or all destinations (supplement to be added)
2. Higher or lower hotel category (price difference to be reflected)
3. Guide services in other language than English (supplement possible)
4. Possible connection with other tours you have booked with third parties
5. Chauffeur driven rental car (supplement to be added)
6. This is a program proposal. We are open to any additions or reductions you may require. These will be reflected in the new quotation.